1) A northern form of ‘yarn’, recorded from the fourteenth century.

1389 ij stone of prus garne

1457 Thomas Dallhowse, for xxxjli garne, ixs iiijd, York. Examples of different yarns include: 1542 Item vij score of lyn garne, Bedale

1566 the gayrne of lynne and hardne that came of thre bunde of lyene, Grinton

1570 iiij score of hardyn garne, Hutton Conyers

1666 one pound of woollen garne, one gill of oyle, West Riding. E

dates 1389 1457 1542 1566 1570 1666

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